Crop Protection

Genetics, sprays, IPM methods help Florida tomatoes

Florida tomato growers are arming themselves with a wider arsenal of tools for the annual fight against whiteflies and the virus they carry. Genetic traits, new chemical sprays and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques all... more »

Controls curtail bird damage in sweet corn

Sweet corn fields nearing harvest hold much promise – for birds as well as growers. “We asked our sweet corn growers what is their biggest pest issue. Eighty-four percent said birds,” said Marion Zuefle, Cornell... more »

Chlorothalonil fungicide banned in European Union

European growers soon will have one less fungicide tool. The European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) has voted down renewing the approval of chlorothalonil, which had recently been classified as a... more »

Illinois expertise tackles pumpkin bacterial spot

Bacterial spot of pumpkin is a serious emerging disease affecting pumpkin growers around the world. However, University of Illinois researchers and Extension personnel are at the forefront of understanding the problem and how to manage... more »

Guess appointed Southwest territory sales manager by Marrone Bio

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, today announced that Brian Guess has joined as Southwest U.S. Territory Sales Manager. Guess brings a wealth of experience... more »

New Dart Fungicide EC from Westbridge receives EPA approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the registration of  Westbridge Agricultural Products' Dart Fungicide EC for the control of a wide range of fruit and vegetable diseases. In four years of university trials, the proprietary and... more »

Info on ag pests, disease more accessible on new website

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources often in the form of invasive species or emerging diseases. To raise awareness... more »

PRIA law extension helps growers get pesticide stability

President Donald Trump recently signed a pesticide registration bill into law that should provide stability in that area for speciality crop growers. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018 (PRIA 4) was signed March 8 after... more »

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